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I am a huge supporter of snacking.  I think it’s really important to listen to your body and eat when you’re hungry- even if that means between meals.  The only issue with snacking is when we think of snacks we think of “junk”. Chips, cookies etc.  To me, junk food is considered a treat, not for snacking.

Some healthy snacks that I eat late at night include:

♥ Fruit and peanut butter

♥ Corn chips (unprocessed) and salsa

♥ Half an avocado with sea salt

♥ Popcorn!

Popcorn is my absolute favorite.  Did you know popcorn is a WHOLE GRAIN and has protein and a butt-load of fiber! Sometimes at night I guiltily want to mindlessly eat- so getting a huge bowl of popcorn is perfect.  I always buy air popped popcorn- never microwavable, because there a ton of chemicals in the lining of the bags (google it!!). Trader Joes and the LesserEvil brand are two of my favorite popcorn brands because of the high quality ingredients.  First of all they are both GMO free- and that is really important for corn products considering 80% of corn in the USA is made with GMOs.  Secondly, they have two other ingredients sea salt and hiolive oil or coconut oil.  SUPER healthy.

The best part about buying plain popcorn is that you get to dress it yourself and CONTROL the ingredients.  I have talked about the health benefits of turmeric before.  One of my favorite flavor popcorns that I make is literally two ingredients.  Throw a couple cups of turmeric in a bag with a tbsp of organic ground turmeric- shake it up, pour in a bowl and enjoy! Bonus* Add some chopped cilantro on it if you’re entertaining and want to look fancy 🙂

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When I have a sweet tooth you I like to make cocoa popcorn (as pictured above). Same idea- throw some raw cocoa powder in a bag with plain popcorn, shake it up and pour into a bowl.  I added goji berries to this one for an extra boost of antioxidants.

Share you flavored popcorn ideas below!! I am always looking for inspiration to try new flavors.

xo.

20 Thoughts on “Two Ingredient, Two Second Snack!

  1. What a great idea for making popcorn more interesting. I’m not a huge snacker, but i do love popcorn. I’m thinking of all the spices I could possibly use! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. I’ve recently been OBSESSED with popcorn and cinnamon! I’m going to have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You have some seriously gorgeous photos of popcorn here! Ahaha. I love popcorn as a snack because its so versatile and like you said you don’t have to feel guilty about eating a handful (or five!)

  4. I love popcorn! Corn itself is a fave of mine. It’s the result of many years of cross breeding so extremely different from it’s “natural” state but it is delish! We tried one tossed in Parmesan and fresh chili- probably not the healthiest but oh my! Yum!

  5. I LOVE snacking…it’s been the downfall of my nutrition in the past. These simple snacks are great. And I have been experimenting with turmeric lately! In fact, I shared a recipe with turmeric on my blog today.

  6. POPCORN IS MY LIFE! However, I can’t have it all the time because it’s one of the foods I just cant stop eating haha. Sooo yummy!

  7. This is such an awesome post! I’ve heard so many good things about turmeric and I’m trying really hard to incorporate it more into my life. This makes it so easy, and it looks really delicious as well. Definitely pinning this 🙂

  8. I love to make my own popcorn, but I’ve never considered putting turmeric on it before. I love kosher salt and garlic powder.

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your post has been pinned to the party board, too. We hope you’ll join us next Tuesday at 8 EST!

  9. I LOVE popcorn. I am mindless snacker, and I so agree with you about the popcorn. Airpopped, I can eat a whole bowl. YUM

  10. Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks. It is so delicious even plain!

  11. I MISS POPCORN SO MUCH! 🙁

  12. Popcorn is my favorite go to snack!

  13. This is such a great idea! I love popcorn and the Tumeric sounds amazing! Going to have to try! Thanks so much for the idea!

  14. I make popcorn all the time. It’s so good! I use some olive oil in a pan. I *think* it’s still pretty healthy even though I don’t air pop it 🙂 A great quick snack and much better than the microwave variety. I’ll have to try turmeric next time.

  15. This looks super yummy and my favorite snack is popcorn! Tumeric is super healthy and would make the popcorn taste amazing! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I hope to see you this week!

  16. Popcorn…yessss!!! Great ideas.

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